Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals have been defined by the federal government as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” These drugs are considered to be the most dangerous of all the drug schedules as there is a high chance they could lead to psychological or physical dependency. Some examples of Schedule I drugs include:
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
Important: It is important to note that although the DEA still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, research has concluded that there may be some medical benefits to using certain amounts. Therefore, if you are caught with a legal amount of medical marijuana and you can prove you are permitted to have it in your possession, you should not be charged with a criminal offense. However, if you were charged with possession of marijuana in Largo, FL, contact Trevena, Pontrello & Associates, a drug possession law firm in Largo, FL.
Schedule 2 (II) Drugs
Schedule 2 (II) drugs are defined as “drugs with a high potential for abuse, less abuse potential than Schedule I drugs, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.” These drugs are still considered dangerous and the following would be classified as a Schedule II drug:
Schedule 3 (III) Drugs
A Schedule III drug is one that has a “moderate to low potential for physical and psychological dependence.” The likelihood of a Schedule III drug being abused is less than that of a Schedule I and Schedule II drug but is still higher than a Schedule IV. Some examples of a Schedule III drug include:
Combination products that contain less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone per dosage unit (Vicodin).
Products that contain less than 90 milligrams of codeine per dosage unit (Tylenol with codeine).
Schedule 4 (IV) Drugs
Schedule IV are drugs that have a low potential for abuse along with a low risk of dependence. Examples include:
HIRING A LAWYER
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. If you are seeking a competent criminal defense lawyer, you should check if the lawyer is board certified in criminal trial law, and if he or she has previous success in the courtroom.
The criminal appeals process is quite different than the trial process for a criminal case. It is important to have a lawyer on your side who understands the appeals process. Our criminal appeals law firm can review your case and determine whether the appeals process is right for your case.